Reflective Article #7

Critical and Analytical Reflections about Online Learning Throughout this unit, I have developed immensely as a learner and educator and am now more engaged in online learning. Reflecting back on Salmon’s ‘Five Stage Model’ (2011) and where I first positioned myself at Stage 2, I now feel that I have progressed and am situated between …

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Reflective Article #6

The Classroom and Beyond Iberdrola. (2022). The Learning Pyramid Infographic Learning beyond the classroom grants exciting educational opportunities which “offer a vast array of possibilities not available indoors” or experienced by students outside school (DEEWR, 2009, p.15). These spaces bring the ‘real world’ and students together, helping learners make sense of their world through connected …

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Reflective Article #5

The Group Learning Space Group learning encourages learning as an active process where knowledge is constructed through interpersonal experiences (Slavin, 2010; O’Donnell et al., 2016). Collaborative and cooperative learning are group-learning approaches which prompt students to achieve more and think critically (Killen, 2014). Collaborative learning involves students working IN a group towards a common goal, constructing …

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Reflective Article #4

The Liminal Space “Fear not the unknown. It is a sea of possibilities.” - Tom Althouse Development without limits. (2020). Taking a leap. The liminal space describes where we are positioned between “the familiar and completely unknown” - the point at which we encounter difficulty, are ‘stuck’ and experience uncertainty moving forward  (Liminal Space, 2019). …

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Reflective Article #3

The Digital / Online Space "Technology fills the mind with information, kindling the fire of curiosity” (Thornburg, 2014) The digital learning space is ever-evolving, offering vast possibilities in the ways we learn. Using digital technologies as educational tools greatly enhances teaching/learning (Thornburg, 2014).  Digital technologies: Facilitate differentiated learning Provide access to various resources Support UDL …

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Reflective Article #2

The Personal Learning Space Learning is an active process which builds upon personal experience and requires motivation (Pew, 2007). The personal learning space (PLS) is dependent on our self-direction, dispositions, motivation and is constructed to suit our needs and desire to succeed (Smith, 1996). This desire is regarded as self-efficacy, one’s “belief in their ability …

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Reflective Article #1

Learning to Learn Online  “Learning is a transformation where energy flows and impetus grows, not smoothly, but in leaps and bounds.” (Dirckinck-Holmfeld, 2002) Online learning is considered “the mainstream of learning” in today’s world (Hu & Li, 2017). It is increasingly important for learners to possess the skills and knowledge of navigating online environments as …

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